Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is. The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the familiar emblem on the back of the $1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult, and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure.It is rather the nation's stamp of authority, sovereignty and power, gracing our cash and embossing themost important of documents from its home at the State Department, which has held it since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the first secretary of state.Not that the Seal's symbols — the all-seeing eye, the unfinished pyramid, the Latin phrases, the bald eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows and the number 13 — aren't powerful. They are, historians say.
Yet their meanings have been misidentified, misunderstood and misrepresented almost since the Continental Congress first commissioned the Seal in 1776.
It would be
another six years before the original design was approved and another
128 before it evolved into its current form. Along the way, a movement
to decipher the Seal's meaning with ancient Egyptian, mystical and
otherwise otherworldly explanations has gained currency.
The Internet age hasseen
an explosion in such conspiracy theories, many which have now been
ingrained in public consciousness through the popular "National
Treasure" movie franchise that serves up a combination of Masonic lore
and historical myths in blockbuster Hollywood fashion.
That the Seal proves the
domination of the United States by a powerful, quasi-religious cult.
The Ancient Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is a perennial favorite of
conspiracy theorists as some Founding Fathers were Masons and the Seal
uses several Masonic symbols.
That the Seal draws on
Satanism or polytheistic ritual to promote a universal new world order
under which Earth would be ruled by a single omnipotent government.
That repeated references
to 13 — the number of steps in the unfinished pyramid, stars inthe
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